Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0053
SNAP Extension of COVID-19 Administrative Flexibilities: May 2021 and Beyond

This memo provides information on how states can request certain SNAP COVID-19 administrative flexibilities beginning May 2021, including information pertaining to certain options allowed under the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0132
SNAP – Waiver of QC Face-to-Face Interview Requirement Due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency – Blanket Approval

This wavier approval will allow state agencies to conduct telephone interviews in lieu of face-to-face for all QC interviews that take place from the date of issuance of this waiver through Sept. 30, 2020, regardless of the case sample month.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0050
COVID-19 Nationwide Waiver to Allow Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children

Pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and based on the exceptional circumstances of this public health emergency, FNS is establishing a nationwide waiver to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID– 19).

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0034
SNAP – Denial of Certain Requests to Adjust SNAP Regulations

This letter transmits the FNS denial of certain requests to adjust SNAP regulations that do not meet the requirements for approval provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0016
SNAP – Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Impact on Time Limit for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs)

The recently enacted Families First Coronavirus Response Act temporarily and partially suspends the time limit for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) participation in SNAP. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0028
Extending Approval Periods for Certain Administrative Waivers

In a continuous effort to provide state agencies with opportunities for greater flexibility, FNS will provide longer approval periods for the administrative waivers listed below as these waivers have been shown to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of SNAP operations.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0066
Discontinuation of Interest Income Verification Waiver

FNS has recently been reviewing its SNAP waiver processes and procedures. This memo serves to notify SNAP state agencies that FNS is no longer approving new interest income verification waivers or extending existing waivers. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0063
Electronic Notice Waivers and Options

FNS has reexamined the SNAP electronic notice (e-notice) waiver, which allows states to provide designated notices to households through an online account on a secure website or portal instead of mailing paper notices to physical addresses. This memo serves to notify SNAP state agencies that sending e-notices and informing clients that they have a new notice via email is now a state option, provided that the state meets each of the conditions described in the memo.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0020
Expiration of Statewide ABAWD Time Limit Waivers

Section 6(o) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 limits ABAWD eligibility for SNAP to 3 months in any 36-month period, unless the individual meets the ABAWD work requirement or is otherwise exempt. The law also provides that states may qualify to temporarily waive the 3-month time limit in areas with high unemployment or depressed labor markets.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0078
Waiver Process Update - Additional Guidance on Indefinite Waivers

This memo provides additional guidance to state agencies interested in submitting renewal requests for the indefinite waivers expiring April 30, 2015.